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to make it any easier for them to get on board. diane, nick? also the longest state budget stalemate in modern history is finally over. lawmakers in illinois voted to override their governor's veto to give their state its first budget in more than two years. republicans joined democrats in voting for the plan which includes a tax increase. illinois had fallen $15 billion behind on its bills. virginia has executed a man convicted of killing a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy in 2006. it was the first execution under new procedures, making the lethal injection process morriss more secretive. people petitioned the governor to spare his life. among those making the appeal, the daughter of the deputy he murdered. his attorneys claim the crime was a result of his severe mental illness. a pair of television rivals have a deal to join forces.
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interactive is taking control of the home shopping network. it is valued at more than $2 billion. home shopping network's shares spiked 22% on news of the sale. give aways are an advertising staple. and an alabama company has made a pitch to make america great again. buy a roof, get a gun. >> they promise customers a semi automatic rifle if they pay for a roof. take a listen. >> i'm not here to talk to you about roofing. rifle, i'm here to talk to you about ar-15 rifles. you sign up for a new roof with digital roofing innovations, you're going to get you a new ar-15 rifle after we complete the roof. how does that sound? >> the promo is legit and legal. digital roofing's owner is a navy veteran. >> who likes little shorts as well as
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there you go. he's got a digital marketing program. and his business partner is a real estate appraiser. >> i like the crushing of the beer can too. there's a whiskey bit. hopefully he's not mixing all those things together. >> wearing the shorts. >> maybe he should throw the shorts in, too. then you'll hire him to fix your roof. coming up, the birth of a new "world news now" segment in honor of our favorite scottish male guest co-anchor. feel special? we'll calling it "watts or not" >> really? >> first, how cell phones are revolutionizing the way we take care of our health. and spiderman homecoming. all ahead in our insomniac theater. but first, here's a look at today's temperatures.
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worth of damage. this video was released after officials decided not to charge two teens with arson. overnight, there are 34 active wildfires burning in 11 western states, all in areas where temperatures have soared this week. $00s hundreds of residents of breckenridge, colorado have spending another night out of their homes. it's only 7% contained. doctors are cutting back on opioid prescriptions, but not nearly enough. prescriptions for the powerful drugs dropped nearly 20% from 2010 to 2015. but that's still three times higher than it was in 1999. >> and now in 2017, many of us are protecting our health with the help of technology. >> there are hundreds of apps to help us manage chronic illnesses like multiple sclerosis. >> reporter: like most of us, susie takes her cell phone to the gym. but she's not texti
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attack. i had an angiogram and ang y angioplasty done and stints in my heart. >> reporter: she's on the phone taking care of herself. >> something like a pill tracker can be critical for susie. >> reporter: apps on the market are really easy to use. if i put my finger over the camera of my phone and press start, i'll know my heart rate in just seconds. hundreds of apps now available to help people manage chronic illness like heart disease, asthma and many more. >> currently, i'm in remission. >> reporter: rachel whitman is part of a clinical trial, managing her multiple sclerosis through an app. she tracks her vision and other things and shares the information with her doctor. >> it helps me feel that i'm doing
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>> reporter: important to remember, these do not replace your doctor. but the future is fast approaching and believe stome dy they won't just help manage disease but predict. >> wouldn't it be great to get a notification that your child would get sick tomorrow? >> reporter: if there is someone in a rural area who dons haesn'e access to a specialist, would that be helpful? >> exactly. >> reporter: health apps can connect patients to other patient. >> create networks of patients who have these same kinds of chronic diseases. >> you don't feel as alone and you feel a little more encouraged to continue, you know, on the path to good health. >> it can be a really good health, but experts are also warning users not to get a false sense of security. you do still need to go to the doctor, the phone's not going to replace that. >> use this to manage.
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online? >> you always feel like you're dying. i have a runny nose,is itchy ey, i'm on my deathbed. you're putting a lot of sensitive information out there. you want to be careful. that can also make you a little bit vulnerable. all right, still ahead. "watt or not." >> we have a ghost story hitting theaters. insomniac theater is actually next. >> woo-hoo! thanks for loading, sweetie. ...oh, burnt-on gravy? ...gotta rinse that. nope. no way. nada. really? dish issues? throw it all in. new cascade platinum powers through... even burnt-on gravy. nice. cascade.
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time now for our insome knack theater, previewing two movies opening this weekend. >> yeawe're going to
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"spiderman homecoming." he tries to implement his routine into that of a typical teenager, and the vulture emerges as a new villain. >> forget the monster guy. >> i'm sick of being treated like a kid all the time. >> but you are a kid. >> this is my chance to prove myself. >> what is going on with you? >> i'm really sorry. i'm so busy, i'm slammed. >> don't mess with me, because i'll kill you and everybody you love. >> "spiderman homecoming", produced by marvel, a division of our parent company, disney. it's certified fresh on rotten tomatoes. and one writes against considerable odds spiderman homecoming finds its pace and rhythm by the end. and edelstein writes, even those of us who regard the
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comic -- >> a plague on world cinema. ouch. next, casey affleck is starring in a ghost story, of the recently deceased white-sheeted ghost. he may find that being on the or side disconnects him from everyone and everything he knew and loved. >> a song writer writes a song. we do what we can to endure. >> we build our legacy piece by piece. and maybe the whole world will remember you or maybe just a couple of people, but you do what you can to make sure you're still around after you're gone. >> so that looks like a similar scene from spiderman, just a little bit of different outfit going on. for the most part, critics are suspending their comments enough to give it 86% on rotten
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tomatoes. it practically glows with mystery and possibility. a gross story may haunt you even if you think the ghost looks siel. a silly. >> the ghost does look silly, though. >> maybe that's the point. >> yeah. >> no? >> one other plug. the big sick, my favorite movie of the summer. going on wider release this weekend. they started in new york and l.a., then the star, love him. you know about this film, right? >> i do, we actually talked about it in "insomniac theater" in the past. >> and ray romano is in it. i was not a "everyone loves raymond" fan. my heart sanction whk when i he was in it. >> how can you not love "everyone loves
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>> it's a staircase show. there's a staircase in the background. trust me on the big sick, trust me, trust me. coming up, "watt or not."
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about myself and you have to guess if it's true, if it's watts or not. >> i'm ready. >> first up, i have two middle names. >> that's it? true. >> no, false. i have three. >> man. >> scottish people are obsessed with middle names. >> you have multiple middle names. >> david aird kelso. >> nick david aird kelso. >> nicolas, actually. >> rolls right off. >> next, by aged 8 i owned both a car and a gun. >> did you hire that guy to do your roof, too? >>'s my buddy. >> false. >> true. >> why? >> my parents had a place in sco scotland, there was literally nothing else to do, three tv
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very negligent. they let us do what we wanted. >> drive and shoot guns. >> pmy grandmother came to visi. she was like oh, carol -- that's hi my mom -- the car's running away. she couldn't see me. >> i was nearly killed by a bathroom attendant. >> yes? >> i can't go through all the details, but all that was going through my wiped wmind was i'm o get killed by a bathroom attendant. and the only thing that would be known about me was i was the one killed by the bathroom attendant. i didn't have any change, so i couldn't give him a tip. this was in iraq, and he chased me. i once held my breath for two and a half minutes. >> yes. >> wrong, 3:14.
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>> yeah. >> i also know you got bitten by a monkey once. >> true. >> you got
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. this morning on "world news now." president trump and putin meet face-to-face. >> the leaders scheduled to have a chat later this morning, and let's face it, there's plenty to discuss. but will trump avoid that one topic that's dominated the headlines here at home? there's new video showing the moments a nypd officer was ambushed. the suspect runs right up to the van, fires and runs away. and we've seen good samaritans jump into action, but not the case here, an officer reportedly asks for help in pulling the victim of a car crash from the fiery wreckage, but the neighbors choose to sit this one out. and